Bob Hope's career in broadcasting spanned sixty-four years and included a long association with NBC. Hope made his network radio debut in 1937 on NBC. His first regular series for NBC Radio was the Woodbury Soap Hour. A year later The Pepsodent Radio Show Starring Bob Hope began, and would run through 1953. Hope did many specials for the NBC television network in the following decades and these were often sponsored by Chrysler and Hope served as a spokesman for the firm for may years. Hope's... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Bob Hope Source: Old Time Radio
This NBC ID was used from 1946 to the early 60's. It appeared at the start of Kinescoped Programs. **This is here for historical value. It comes from "Your Hit Parade"** favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, NBC, National Broadcasting Company, Retro, 50's, 1950's, Fifties
The Jack Benny program TALENT SHOW - 30 December 1956 - Season 7, Episode 8 - Jayne Mansfield, Mel Blanc favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Jack Benny, Classic TV, 1956, CBS
An average episode of the early 1950s sitcom "The Trouble with Father". I'm not sure if I got the episode title or date right, but it does feature some of the original commercials (more fun than you'd think) and a plot line that shows the more things change, the more they stay the same. In this episode, Stu ends up co-owning a Dress-shop. I hope the picture quality isn't too awful. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, TV, Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Stu Erwin, Sitcom, Comedy,...
Paar first began his broadcasting career in radio, working first in Cleveland, Ohio and later, throughout the Midwest. After World War II, Paar tried his hand at acting and comedy, frequently appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show. It was during an impressive stint as a guest host on Jack Benny's radio show that he caught the attention of NBC officials who eventually offered him his most well known role, host of The Tonight Show. Paar was the program's host from 1957 to 1962; after 1959 it was known... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Jack Paar, OTR, Old Time Radio Source: Unblock Facebook
Episode "Fashion model" of series "Meet Mr. McNutley". Starring Ray Milland and Phyllis Avery. Includes original commercials for General Electric. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 50's, CBS, Ray Milland, 1954, General Electric, Sitcom
Bob Hope's first Television special, broadcast Easter Sunday, 1950. It features comedy, dance, singing, and some fine piano playing. Hope performs a sketch poking fun at NBC's early television culture, and delivers a memorable rendition of, "Baby, It's Cold Outside." The show features Douglas Fairbanks, Dinah Shore, and the Mexico City Boys Choir singing the Hallelujah Chorus. Sponsored by Frididaire with original commercials included. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Bob Hope, Easter
Glenn Miller had been dead for years, but his band was still performing in 1961. They appeared in this summer replacement series. Am I correct about this series being public domain? Note: contains original commercials for Kent cigarettes and Jell-O. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Variety show, Big Band, 1961
Another example of 1950's Popular culture, in this case an episode of "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" possibly called "Too Much of the Mortons" and possibly aired the 5th July, 1951. In this show, Gracie plays her trademark ditzy character, George plays the straight-man, while Bea Benaderet and Fred Clark play an unhappy married couple (though they are happier here than in some other episodes). The Live show was always light, harmless entertainment. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 1950s, 50's, 1950's, Fifties, Sitcom, Comedy, Humor, Humorous, Retro,...
A classic commercial for Buick from the 8th of December, 1953. This commercial aired live and ir rather long, as it was perferred in 1953 to have a couple of long commercials instead of many short ones. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 1953, Commercial, Commercials, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Buick, Car, Cars
A rare 1968 CBS Television Network special designed to promote the network's fall schedule. Shows promoted include: "Mayberry R.F.D.", "Lancer", "The Good Guys", "Blondie" and "Hawaii Five-O". Out of these, "Blondie" was the biggest failure (lasting 13 episodes), while "Hawaii Five-O" was the most successful (lasting 284 episodes). Please forgive the VHS-transfer. This Promo-Special is presented here for historical value.... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 60s, 60's, 1960s, 1960's, Sixties, Sitcom, Drama, TV Special, CBS, CBS...
An episode of the classic TV comedy "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show", which I presume aired during the 1st of November, 1954. This episodes consists of two segments: one with Gracie trying to get a drivers licence, and a second about George writing a book. Contains original commercials, but my video source is mediocre. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, 1950's, 50's, Fifties, Comedy, Sitcom, Humor, Husband and Wife,...
An episode of the popular early TV comedy "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show", which aired during the 1950's on CBS. In this live episode, Gracie and Blanche try to get Harry and George to take Rumba lessons. Very enjoyable and way better than most of NBC's new fall line-up. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, 50's, 1950's, Fifties, Sitcom, Humor, Comedy, CBS, Gracie...
An episode of the popular 1950's sitcom "The Trouble with Father" called "Pearl Necklace". This is one of the very few episodes of this series to feature a laugh-track. Actually, it's quite well-written. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Sitcom, Comedy, Retro
Dont know why am uploading this,or why anybody would really want it.But here it is anyway. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Rod Serling, sponsor identifications, bumpers, 1959, 1964
One of those old television network promo shows that was supposed to get you interested in their new upcoming programs. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, CBS, Promo
Calvin and the Colonel ep 03 Thanksgiving Dinner ***NOTE*** Seeking Upgrade Missing some seconds of intro Show intact No Commercials favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Calvin and the Colonel, Classic TV
The Stan Freberg Show was a weekly radio comedy show that ran on the CBS Radio Network for only fifteen episodes in 1957–58. The show, starring comedian Stan Freberg and featuring the vocal talents of Daws Butler, June Foray, and Peter Leeds and the musical direction of Billy May, ran in the 7 p.m. timeslot previously occupied by The Jack Benny Program. The show was produced by Pete Barnum with sound effects by Bill James and Gene Twombly. Despite its short run, the show managed to develop... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews ) Topics: stan, freberg, comedy, radio, old time radio, daws butler, june foray
Failed TV pilot from 1950 called "Let's Join Joanie". Two years before she starred in the semi-popular 50's sitcom "I Married Joan", Joan Davis did this unsuccessful pilot. I don't know much about this pilot, Which curiously runs 33 minutes long despite the fact that it features no commercials. Don't watch it expecting comedy gold, But it does have historic value, and is kinda amusing. The picture quality is horrible. I plan to upload a better file, but the picture quality... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Failed Pilot, Joan Davis, 50's Television, Fifties, 1950's
Failed TV pilot called "Meet The O'Briens". Made in 1954, This TV pilot seems more like a 40's comedy short than a 50's TV program. It's easy to see why this wasn't picked up, As although it is fairly funny, they would of ran out of storylines quickly. I don't know much about this pilot. If anyone could get some info on this pilot, that would be useful. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Failed Pilot, Early Television
Failed TV Pilot called "Little Amy", produced 1962. This pilot is about a small child. Features some nice footage of early 60's house design. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 60's TV, 1960's Television, Public Domain, 1962, Suburbia, Children
Preview of new CBS sitcom coming in fall of 1960.Was hoping to upload some full length episodes,but they all seem to be copywrited.This one think is okay though.Spinoff of December Bride. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews ) Topics: classic tv, sitcom, harry morgan, cara williams, verna felton
Failed TV pilot from 1961 called "Daddy-O". This sitcom pilot is filled with twists! Odd, But amusing. I think the reason it wasn't picked up is because they would of run out of storylines quickly. It's Worth watching. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 16 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 60's TV, 1960's Television, Sixties, Pilot, Public Domain, Rare, Retro